Field Trip: St. Louis, Missouri - Genealogical Visit

St. Louis, 2001


"Field Trip to St. Louis" is a summary of two genealogy research visits, first in 1998, and more recently in June 2001.   Pre-trip preparations are detailed in "Planning Ahead", with an emphasis on using the Internet.   Summaries of the actual visits offer a bird's eye view of what areas I focused on and where I found information, including the libraries and facilities I visited.    A special section is devoted to the "Church of St. Louis IX, King of France", known more simply as "The Old Cathedral".

A special thank you to all of the people who assisted me, both in 1998 and 2001. First and foremost, to the family members who took time to meet with me. I really enjoyed visiting, sharing stories and photographs. Many thanks to the staffs at the St. Louis Genealogical Society, the St. Louis County Library, and the Kirkwood Historical Society for their help during my most recent visit. I also want to thank the many onliners who have helped me with various and sundry St. Louis topics since 1998. It is very much appreciated!

Like "Field Trip to Baltimore", the purpose of these pages is to share my experiences with the hope it will be helpful to others planning genealogical research. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

NOTE: "Field Trip to St. Louis" has been expanded and revamped from its original 1998 format. Most of the pages have been completed. I am posting them as they are finished. Please check back from time to time.

Planning Ahead
St. Louis Web Sites
Mail Lists
Major Collections
Requesting Newspaper Notices
Utilizing Free Look Ups

Field Trip:  1998
The original Field Trip to St. Louis Page
Topics include: the St. Louis Main City Library, Eden Archives, St. Louis County Library, Calvary Cemetery, the St. Louis Death Index [1850-circa 1912], Holy Ghost Cemetery and the value of city directories.

Field Trip:  2001
Difficulties with my wrists and elbows has postponed indefinitely the 2001 summary.
Topics that I hope to include later include: "Guide to Archdiocesan Parish Records", Kirkwood Historical Society, and the St. Louis Genealogical Society's Annual Genealogy Fair. In the meantime, if you are planning a visit to St. Louis for research check out the page I set up for the St. Louis County Library "Special Collections", as well as Accommodations.

The Old Cathedral

List of Our Family Surnames in St. Louis:
Carey / Kearey
Keehne / Kuehne
McDonald / McDonnell

Eastman's Online Genealogy

Links to "Family Ties" are welcome and appreciated, however, if you wish to reproduce any portion of this site, text or graphics, please contact me first. If you find errors or broken links, please let me know.